This may come as a big shock to some... but I have a tendency to maybe, blow little things, just sometimes, out of proportion. (Insert smirk) I can, if given the right set of circumstances, make a ginormous mountain... out of a tiny molehill! There... I admit it.
Now, I know I am probably not the only woman and/or mother who has to make this confession. I can tell you that my tendency to do this GREATLY increases with the following circumstances;
Yesterday, God kind of called me out on my mountain making tendency when I walked into the play room (that I just recently had the kids help me clean mind you!) and it looked like an F5 had just come through without my knowledge!
I was about to get my feathers ruffled when God stopped me... perhaps in the name of love!! LOL He said this..
"Now, really, is this THAT big of a deal? At the end of the day, isn't it more important that your kids had fun and enjoyed some crafts than a neat and tidy play room? This isn't Pottery Barn Kids, this is the O'Brien home! Time yourself and see how long this really takes you to clean up.... you will see... this is really a molehill!"
So, once again, He was right and was more than likely wrong! I TOOK ON THE CHALLENGE! I timed myself and as God stated.... it only took me 11 minutes to tidy up the mess I am about to share with you! 11 MINUTES!! 11 Minutes out of my 24 hour day and I was going to let that become a mountain! How many times have a made this mistake??? Sadly, too many to count. I am not saying my kids should leave a war zone scene like this without having to clean it up, however, my reaction to the messes will be greatly different now.
11 minutes... is not worth a 15 minute melt down! So... I share with you the before and after photos! I am incredibly grateful for God's voice and direction! He truly knows how to bring peace.... to utter chaos! He's the BEST at it!!
I should have really gotten a close up of the table! It was quite scary and intimidating!!! LOL
However..... not worth the melt down or the mountain!!
I pray your mountains..... become molehills... as you allow God to give you a different and more peaceful perspective!
Peace and Blessings